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How to Create Realistic Eye Makeup in Photoshop

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Become a Digital Makeup Artist! Whether you can do makeup in real life or not, everyone can learn to do it digital!

Principles of Applying Eye Makeup

If you are going to apply Makeup in Photoshop it is important to understand some basics on how real makeup is applied. Makeup does not make people look better on it’s own, it must be applied correctly. There is a huge Difference between well applied makeup and poorly applied Makeup. The same is true in Photoshop. In today’s episode, we show you how to create realistic eye Makeup in Photoshop.

This episode starts out with some of the basics of makeup application. We talk about how to open up the eye using eye shadow. We also show you several different eye Shadow applications, each of which serves a different purpose.

Blending in Eye Makeup

Eye Shadow is applied in Photoshop using the Brush Tool and a layer set to Multiply blending mode. This will make sure the Color blends into the skin and looks more realistic.

The trick is to make the changes look like they are natural and not done in Photoshop. To add Skin Texture back into the makeup we use Blend-If to lessen the visibility of the eye shadow over the Skin Highlights.

Creating Eyelashes in Photoshop

You can spend time drawing in your own eyelashes but we have found that using eyelash Brushes is the way to go.

In this tutorial we show you how to download and use eyelash Brushes from a great resource – Obsidian Dawn.

Contouring the Face in Photoshop

To finish off the tutorial we show you how to Contour a Face. Contouring will help Draw more Contrast between Highlights and shadow and bring out features like cheek bones and eyebrow arches.

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